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Fairy Knowe Hotel

Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Wilderness
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
CatherineGS Kleinmond South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed there (4-8 July 2014) 4 nights of the worst accommodation I have been in. We were 2 adults and 2 kids. the rooms had mould on the walls, especially around the windows. there was no heating facilities available, and we had to sit in jackets and caps in the room. I could not bath my kids since it... More

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Kleinmond South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second stay at the Fairy Knowe. Once again helpful staff, comfortable room and good menu. We spent two nights and ate at the hotel on both. the food was excellent although the dining room a bit dated. Nevertheless the live music from a very accomplished piano on the Friday evening was great. We look forward to our... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are looking for five star accommodation, stop reading and look for another place! This Hotel is charming, old worldly and is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. We fell in love the first time we went there and keep going back. The rooms are dated (don't care about that!) the lounge, dinning room... More

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Its gives us such joy to know that you've had an amazing stay with us! And we must agree, the Wilderness and Fairy Knowe location is simply divine - one cannot help but to fall in love with its beauty and splendour! It is in essence a magical place... We are excited to announce that soon these... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is currently being renovated and the rooms are 'tired' however, the location is stunning, right on the lagoon and close to the village of wilderness and a great base for surrounding activities. Food was included in our package, the breakfast buffet had a great selection and a cooked breakfast is available. Evening meals offered a wide choice and... More

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrea and Mark, We are delighted that you had such a great experience at the Fairy Knowe Hotel. Being situated right on the gorgeous Touw river and still so close to the charming Wilderness Village near by, gives us a fantastic location. To top it all, we are surrounded by such natural beauty and forest splendour. Our prices are... More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at the Fairy Knowe Hotel. The setting is spectacular and the bird life, excellent. The hotel has loads of atmosphere and a charm which is whimsical. The staff are super friendly and the restaurant is good. We can highly recommend the hotel.

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Thank you for your kind words - we are delighted that you have had a superb stay! The bird life is truly spectacular and we have not only witnessed 8 - 10 Knysna Loeries flying about daily, but also a majestic Eagle that visits here every now and again. In the meantime Kingfishers never fail to entertain spectators... More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shower Water was not hot enough & rooms were cold with no heaters. Overall enjoyed the stay especially the activities available. The food at the restaurant was also very good, except for the limited selection.

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Shower Water was not hot enough & rooms were cold with no heaters. Overall enjoyed the stay especially the activities available. The food at the restaurant was also very good, except for the limited selection. Dear Simone, We would like to apologise for your unpleasant experience at the hotel. We are in the process of revamping and upgrading the bedrooms... More

Somerset West, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed with the hotel. The place is a run-down dump. It urgently needs a major revamp and decent furniture. I informed the people at the front desk about us being awoken by the noisy staff arriving at 6 am. At around 8 am they were also having a loud conversation in the corridor near my room. If... More

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Morkel, On behalf of the Fairy Knowe Hotel, we would like to sincerely apologise for your recent unpleasant experience at the hotel. We acknowledge that the hotel has been in need of upgrades and renovations and we are excited to announce that we’re finally in the process of implementing these long anticipated changes... We would like to invite... More

Cape Town
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Freezing temperatures, no heaters available for 2 small children at least, not even on request. Some mould in bedroom and bathroom which was not removed after pointing it out, Disappointing/boring catering, but all in all it was affordable due to a voucher. At full price it would be unacceptable. Noisy staff in early morning hours.

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marc, It is with regret to learn of your experience at our hotel, we would like to extend our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused to you and your family, please let us know when next you will visit Wilderness as we would like to extend our warm hospitality in our newly renovated rooms. All rooms will be equipped... More

Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the old world charm and the location of the hotel. Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly.. Rooms could do with heater panels or electric blankets though, as it was freezing inside.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at your hotel. We really enjoyed our stay there. My husband is a diabetic and uses insulin, therefore it would be convenient to have a little bar-fridge in the room. While we were there we made use of an ice-bucket and ice, that the gentleman at the bar gave us to use. The meals were... More

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Address: Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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